via Faye of That NY Poet Girl
I haven’t been updating on the GOC and need to before school starts because I am going to be busy and it will be over in September!
Hair Goals and Regimen:
I have been washing my hair every 7-10 days using the Sauve Naturals Shampoo and condish with HH as a detangler and Shea Moisture/coconut oil as moisturizer/sealer. I have experienced extreme drying due to the high heat and humidity and then blow drying my hair. I attempted to go with it for a while, but the combination of wearing my hair out and being in the hot sun was not a good look. I haven’t been wearing as many protective styles and as a result my hair has been frizzy and dry :(.
In other (GREAT) news – My hair has grown almost back to where it was before I cut the layers, which is impressive! Overall, I am happy with my growth thus far after cutting off about 1 inch in the layering process! I also cut off another 1/2 – 3/4 inch on a search and destroy mission that went too far O_o! I have seen about 3 inches of growth over the past 4 months!! And overall I retained about 1.5 inches of growth!
I’m getting braids today for the month of September and October, so I am going to miss the end of the GOC! Therefore, I am going to chart my progress in photos from May until September 1st.
Traci Ellis Ross – Inspired Look 7/12
Take 2 with better lighting! 7/12
Health & Fitness
I wasn’t as diligent in my workout routine unfortunately, but I am going to get back on the horse this fall. Overall though, I have dropped the ball on my fitness goals. Partially, because I had nowhere to go this summer (i.e. Miami or LA), which sucks for me and is sooo horrid! LOL! I usually start in the Spring with a full body cleanse and only have very little to lose. But, this spring, I didn’t cleanse, had gained so much over the winter due to my accident and physical limitations and was way more busy than I expected to be this summer.
I am still 155 lbs! SMH! But, at least I have not gained any weight! (-_-)
Also, to compound the issues – my son had gone through a traumatic experience and wasn’t sleeping well, which meant NO ONE was sleeping well! LOL!
Anywho…. The fitness goals I have now are for the end of the year at this point. I read an article from Wellness Mama on Hormone Balance, which discusses supplements and alternative exercises like walking and weight lifting instead of intense workouts which seem to exacerbate the problems.
I also found a video on Leptin that says that perhaps I need to change my diet first and keep my exercise to a minimum in order to restore my hormone levels, because I was having problems with my insulin and sugar levels.
Things that I will do differently with the next challenge for my hair:
- I will be consistent with my protective styling.
- I will be consistent with my regimen.
- I will NOT cut my hair in the middle of the challenge! LOL! ^_^
- I will measure my hair with a measuring tape so that I can more accurately measure my growth and make a tank top for measuring as well.
For my fitness goals
- I will monitor and correct my hormone imbalance so that I am working smarter and not harder!
- I will work out consistently and work on building muscle.
- I will make sure that I eat well and when I fall off the wagon, I will get back on immediately!
That’s it! That’s all folks!
Will follow up with pics of my new hair (as soon as its done!)
Thanks for playing Faye!! Best of luck as your journey continues and, we’ll “see” you around ;)!
Check out Faye’s other GOC-The Sequel posts here:
And if you want to see how her braids turned out, see her results post here!